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Let me introduce myself. I'm Gillian Hurst.

I grew up in the Berkshires in a family of vintage lovers. If a shirt needed a button, my mother went to the button tin where three generations before her had saved buttons. Of course, I loved that tin with antique buttons inside. These buttons, like so many other vintage items, have a story to tell. Every day, their stories can be told in our homes, on the stage or they can be repurposed to tell a completely new story. Every time I see a vintage item, a new story sparks in my mind.

With all of these collected stories, I moved from the Berkshires to become a theater actress, hoping to continue spreading stories. My roles have varied from an advice giving cricket, to an IRA prisoner, to a frying pan slinging southerner. I'm always picking roles that let me dive into a different era or…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 16
  • Joined May 1, 2009

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About

Let me introduce myself. I'm Gillian Hurst.

I grew up in the Berkshires in a family of vintage lovers. If a shirt needed a button, my mother went to the button tin where three generations before her had saved buttons. Of course, I loved that tin with antique buttons inside. These buttons, like so many other vintage items, have a story to tell. Every day, their stories can be told in our homes, on the stage or they can be repurposed to tell a completely new story. Every time I see a vintage item, a new story sparks in my mind.

With all of these collected stories, I moved from the Berkshires to become a theater actress, hoping to continue spreading stories. My roles have varied from an advice giving cricket, to an IRA prisoner, to a frying pan slinging southerner. I'm always picking roles that let me dive into a different era or culture.

In my day to day life I play many roles as well... Vintage collector, crafter, blogger, environmentalist, foodie, married lady and lobster lover. I live in Queens with my family. I've also been known to scrapbook, cook, garden, spout Shakespeare and visit museums.

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